University of Otago, New Zealand


Te Tari Hua-Ruanuku

Another Successful Quiz Night

Thursday 24 August 2006


Thirty Nine teams of Year 12 and 13 students from schools in Dunedin, Balclutha, Gore, Invercargill and Tuatapere competed in this year’s Interschool Chemistry Quiz Night, which was held in a packed Otago Museum Café on Thursday 24th August. The teams answered six rounds of questions, including a ‘name that chemical’ round and also competed for the annual ‘Chemical Haiku’ competition. Free pizza, chips and drink and good competition ensured that a good night was had by all.

Our thanks to the sponsors fro the evening: Poppas Pizzeria, the Otago Branch of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, The Otago Museum and The University Book Shop.

The winners were:

1st) The LEDs from Otago Girls High School
Lye Jinn Ng
Ester Yap
Diana Fieldwick
Sasha Srivastra
2nd) Emily’s Eagles from Logan Park High School
Emily Wallace
James Harrex
Wei Zhang
James Somerville
3rd) Hargestinium from James Hargest High School
Richard Mager
Joanna Wallace
Blake Ellison
Keith Murcott

The winning Haikus:

My Caesium love
You explode in the waters
Of my cold passion
Team Sock - Gore High School

Chem is our passion
Like a small Bunsen burner
Our internal flame
The Moles - Otago Girls High School

Fizzle crackle boom
Billowing smoke fills the room
Spells answers or doom?
Here for the food - Bayfield High School

Our Baby Rabbit
Bathed in H2SO4
Dies an acid death
Crot - South Otago High School